Concerns about climate change have morphed into a full-fledged social movement, encouraging people, especially young people, to take action to tackle this problem. However, not everyone is aware of this threat’s severity and the measures to reduce climate change. Fortunately, many campaigns exist today whose aim is to inform, increase awareness, and shape public perception of issues and solutions creatively and innovatively.
Below are five of the most ingenious and ground-breaking climate change awareness campaigns the world has seen so far.
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In 2019, international tourist arrivals reached 1.5 billion, a 4% increase over 2018, consolidating a ten-year record where tourism grew faster than the world economy as a whole. Domestic tourism added a further 8.8 billion arrivals. The sector generated $1.5 trillion in exports and employed one in ten people directly or indirectly.
Tourism came to a standstill in mid-March 2020. International tourist arrivals decreased by 56 per cent in the first months of the year, with numbers in May down by 98 per cent. This translates into a loss of nearly $320 billion in exports – over three times what was lost during the whole of the 2009 global economic crisis.
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The World Tourism Day is being celebrated on 27 September 2021. Tourism is one of the world’s most important economic sectors. It employs one in every ten people on Earth and provides livelihoods to hundreds of millions more. For some countries, it can represent over 20 percent of their GDP.
It allows people to experience some of the world’s cultural and natural riches and brings people closer to each other, highlighting our common humanity.
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On Saturday, YUVA conducted 38 interviews with various secondary school students to elect the official robotics teams of Mauritius, which will participate in the Global Robotics Olympics 2021.
The following secondary school students have been selected to form part of the Robotics Team Mauritius:
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Very committed to its mission of making Mauritian youth the leaders and innovators of tomorrow, YUVA will participate, for the second time, in the FIRST Global Challenge 2019, the Robotics Olympic Games, which will be held in Dubai in October.
After interviewing 300+ Mauritian secondary school students, five candidates were selected to form part of the Mauritius Robotics Team called the FIRST Global Mauritius.
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My name is Lurvish Polodoo. I am 16 years old and I am originally from the South of Mauritius.
As a high school student at the Royal College of Port Louis, I was raised in a family that attached great importance to studies. To this end, I grew up with the idea that only higher education could guarantee my success. I have never asked myself what I would like to do in my life or what I would like to become in the future. I used to go to class without any specific goal.
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My name is Taran Dhani “Varun”. I am 14 years old and I come from Petit Raffray in Mauritius.
I am deeply passionate about electronics and mechanics. I like building little gadgets and repairing devices. It is an interest that I have developed since childhood. Whenever it came to playing with my games, I used to disassemble them and assemble them and that is how my hobby became a professional interest. At the moment, I pursue vocational training in the field of electronics at the Mauritius Institute of Training and Development (MITD). After my studies, I would like to become an engineer. Later on, I want to create a start-up to design high-tech gadgets.
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My name is Anushree Luchooa. I am 15 years old and I am studying Computer Sciences at Droopnath Ramphul State College in Mauritius.
I grew up in a single-parent family. Since I was six years old, my mother has been taking care of me and juggling work and family alone. It has never been easy for her. But I must say that the daily use of household appliances and other devices has made our task a little easier. At home, electronic devices are a part of our everyday life. It is one of the factors that led me to develop a special interest in robotics.
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I am Tanveersingh Juwaheer “Nilesh”. I am 14 years old and I come from Petit Raffray in Mauritius.
As a student at Goodlands State Secondary School Boys, I follow a general academic education. At school, my favourite subject is Design and Technology. I have a strong preference for this subject over the theoretical disciplines, as it allows me to put my knowledge into practice while simultaneously acquiring some skills for the use of technology. I have always associated my passion for my studies. Passionate about video games, later on, I would like to use video game characters as inspiration to design robots that can help people to perform different domestic and other tasks.
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My name is Devesh Takoor. I am 18 years old and I am from Flacq in Mauritius.
I am a high school student at Sir Leckraz Teelock State Secondary School. I have been passionate about Mathematics and Computer Science since I was very young. I love numbers and Programming is one of my favourite hobbies. At school, I am a member of the Robotics and Coding Club where students are trained in programming and coding. After graduating, I would like to make a career in the field of computer security to prevent data hacking.
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Communiqué issued by YUVA to Secondary School Rectors on this Thursday, 25 July 2019, concerning the call of applications for the Global Robotics Challenge 2019:
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The cohort 5 of the Certificate in Leadership for Social Change programme started on Saturday, 6 July 2019. The YUVA Academy’s School of Leadership and Development welcomed 18 aspiring leaders, including NGO representatives from various parts of the island. The Certificate in Leadership for Social Change programme is delivered by YUVA Executive Director, Krishna Athal.
This course teaches you critical concepts to help you better understand, operate, and thrive in leadership roles. We challenge you to apply learning using a realistic simulation, based on real-world leadership experiences. We aim to develop your leadership knowledge to become an effective leader in order to foster social change through leadership development. Using interactive activities, including reflexive journals, you develop your own understandings of what constitutes good leadership and how to apply this knowledge in real-life situations.
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The cohort 5 of the Certificate in The Entrepreneurial Mindset programme started on Saturday, 6 July 2019. The YUVA Academy welcomed 16 aspiring entrepreneurs, including NGO representatives from various parts of the island. The Certificate in The Entrepreneurial Mindset programme is delivered by YUVA’s Programme Coordinator, Adiilah Mohorun.
Uncover the secrets of thinking like an entrepreneur to create value for stakeholders and society across a variety of business settings. What does it really mean to think entrepreneurially? The entrepreneurial process isn’t only for start-ups, it’s a comprehensive mindset that will teach you to identify, assess, shape, and act on opportunities in a variety of contexts, settings and organisations. The ability to ‘think like an entrepreneur’ and ‘act like an innovator’ are critical skills for success across industries and are proven tools to help distinguish you in the workplace and to accelerate your career.
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Yesterday, Team Mauritius reached the semi-finals at the FIRST Global Challenge 2018 (Robotics) before being defeated by Teams Romania, Singapore and China.
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Trois étudiants mauriciens ont été sélectionnés pour représenter Maurice au concours de robotique FIRST Global Challenge (FGC) 2018.
Ils commencent la construction de leur robot à la salle de formation YUVA aujourd’hui pour la compétition. Puis, s’envoleront vers le Mexique en août pour participer à la compétition mondiale. Continue reading “Concours de robotique : 3 YUVANs représenteront Maurice au FIRST Global Challenge 2018 (Mexique)”